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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Promises!


I love the stories in the Old Testament. There are so many nuggets of knowledge there! Like the story of Noah and his ark. It's a well known bible story that even most small children have heard and can recount. God told Noah to build an ark, God sent the rain, It rained for forty days and nights. Noah took all the animals in pairs…

Noah trusted God.

He built an ark. Can you imagine the ridicule he suffered? I can’t.

He did all the things God told him to do.

When he released that dove to see if there was dry land, God sent him an olive leaf. It was a piece of hope.

It meant that God’s promises were true and the land was going to be dry again.

Can you imagine the smell of the ark full of dirty animals?

I’d be ready to place my feet on dry land, wouldn’t you?

Would you wonder if the water would subside?

Wouldn’t that olive leaf be a wonderful sight?

I love the olive leaves God sends my way.

I believe His promises.
After another forty days, Noah opened the window he had made in the boat and released a raven that flew back and forth until the earth was dry. Then he sent out a dove to see if it could find dry ground. But the dove found no place to land because the water was still too high. So it returned to the boat, and Noah held out his hand and drew the dove back inside. Seven days later, Noah released the dove again. This time, toward evening, the bird returned to him with a fresh olive leaf in its beak. Noah now knew that the water was almost gone. Genesis 8:6-11




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13 Comments:

Blogger Denise said...

This was really nice sweetie.

August 20, 2008 at 12:17 AM  
Blogger sailorcross said...

Thank you for this reminder that God does keep His promises, and that they are kept for HIS purpose and in HIS time for HIS plan.

A wonderful way to start my day!!

Beth

August 20, 2008 at 3:50 AM  
Blogger ~~Devita~~ said...

God always keep His promises... oh ya, i almost forget, i also made a postings about promises at my blog.

feel free to stop by when you have time.

have a great day!

August 20, 2008 at 3:58 AM  
Blogger much2ponder said...

Thank you for this simple reminder of the nature of God. What a wonderful way to start out the day remembering some of what the Lord has promised me...

August 20, 2008 at 5:33 AM  
Blogger ChristiS said...

Thank you so much for the reminder this morning that God keeps His promises! May you be blessed today as well!

August 20, 2008 at 6:34 AM  
Blogger Charli and me said...

I'm so glad I found you. I feel renewed this morning. Thank you so much! God bless you.

August 20, 2008 at 7:41 AM  
Blogger mommaof4wife2r said...

we just read this in our nightly devo with our kids after dinner and had a simple discussion about the same type of things you noted. funny, huh? thx.

August 20, 2008 at 8:12 AM  
Blogger Tiffanie said...

Great reminder this morning! Thanks so much for the encouragement. As I'm sure Noah would have loved to see that olive branch seven days sooner... he did not give up or loose hope. Thanks for reminding me that it's God's plan... and in His timing His promises will be kept.

August 20, 2008 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger Starr said...

That was a cool story. It helps to be reminded that the people in the Bible are real people, with real thoughts and real emotions. I think sometimes we tend to forget that. They had to struggle with huiman feelings just like we do and God always came through for them as He will for us! What a wonderful God we serve!!
Blessings,
Starr

August 20, 2008 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger Becoming Me said...

That was wonderful and how amazing it is to know that we can live our lives based on His unbreakable promises

August 20, 2008 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Penless Thoughts said...

Great post, Annie.
Susan

August 20, 2008 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger windycindy said...

It is so good to know that God alone does keep his promises to the people that he created. Thanks, Cindi

August 20, 2008 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Nancy Face said...

Yes, God ALWAYS keeps his promises! Because our understanding is limited, sometimes it's hard for us to wait for His blessings...but they do come, in His time! :)

August 21, 2008 at 10:15 AM  

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